Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mr. Brainwash Prints - Jackson Pollock and 33rd St.

Elvis with AK-47 Print by Mr. BrainwashThe Blot is excited to highlight the work of one of my new favorite graffiti artists, Mr. Brainwash. As the story goes “Mr. Brainwash, or MBW, is the moniker of an eccentric French filmmaker who has spent the last nine years attempting to make the ultimate documentary about graffiti art. But whilst filming many of the world’s most renowned street artists at work, MBW began putting his camera aside and making art of his own.” (link) MBW has since created a unique style all his own which has transformed into an extremely popular urban street art campaign.

Obama Superman Print by Mr. BrainwashWhat’s great about Mr. Brainwash’s graffiti is that it “does not fit the stereotype of your average street vandal. His artistic process chiefly consists of throwing random modern cultural icons into a blender and turning it up to eleven. The results are by turns profound, provocative and inspirational.” (link) Over the course of the next two weeks Mr. Brainwash is releasing two all new prints which I think many fans of The Blot Says… will enjoy.

First up is MBW’s “Jackson Pollock” print that of course features the famous American abstract expressionist artist. The “Jackson Pollock” print is a 22”x30” screen print which is individually hand finished and unique. Only 40 of the 50 limited edition hand signed and numbered prints will be available for sale on Wednesday, March 11th at the Mr. Brainwash online store. This print will retail for $250 and can be purchased here at around noon on the 11th.

Jackson Pollock Print by Mr. Brainwash
The second print, “33rd St,” is one of my favorites because its background features the street art of some very notable artists including Obey Giant’s Shepard Fairey and Andre. "33rd St" is a 22”x30” 15 color screen print on archival paper and is limited to an edition of 50. This hand signed and numbered print will be available at around noon on Wednesday, March 18th here and will retail for $175.

33rd St Print by Mr. Brainwash
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